My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord

Many years ago, Lex de Azevedo created a cd called Gloria: The Life of Christ.  I bought it because the woman singing Mary on the cd was a friend of my cousin's from when he was in BYU's Young Ambassadors.  We had stayed with her in NYC on our first trip and she told us about it.  I listened to it over and over and over and because it is music set to the New Testament, I now have this part of Luke basically memorized.  So as I read, I heard the song in my head and my heart burned because I love the words, "My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord."

  • What do you learn about Mary from her conversations with the angel Gabriel and with Elisabeth? (See Luke 1:26–38, 45–49; see also Alma 7:10.) What can you do to follow her example?
  • How do the examples of Elisabeth, Zacharias, John the Baptist, Mary, and Joseph help you see the Savior’s greatness and increase your faith in him? How can you help others increase their faith in Jesus Christ?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Read Luke 1:16, and discuss the importance of helping people “turn to the Lord” by sharing the gospel with them. Make a list of family members or friends who are not members of the Church or who are less-active members of the Church. Pray as a family for guidance in deciding whom you can share the gospel with and how to go about it.

Scripture Chain: Prophecies about John the Baptist